12/30/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • South Florida is coming to terms with rising sea levels. (bloomberg)
  • Calcium and Vitamin D don’t do anything for bone health. (axios)
  • Brett Steenbarger, "Feed your strengths and you’ll starve your weaknesses. Pursue what you love and you’ll naturally overcome what you hate." (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • How the Maker of TurboTax Fought Free, Simple Tax Filing (propublica)
  • Why big tech is diving headlong into health. (nytimes)
  • Sam Harris talks with Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson co-authors of "s Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body." (samharris)
  • Design secrets behind the FT’s best charts of the year (ft)
  • The top investment podcasts of 2017. (mebfaber)
  • Khe Hy talks with Philip Simon about how he talk himself finance. (radreads.co)
  • Gyms are ditching machines for free weights. (wsj)
  • Barry Ritholtz talks with Ric Edelman founder of Edelman Financial services about financial illiteracy and asset management. (ritholtz)
  • Why you shouldn’t set any goals this year. (medium)
  • Why men are more reluctant environmentalists. (scientificamerican)
  • Why men have left the workforce. Brett McKay talks with Nicholas Eberstadt author of "Men Without Work." (artofmanliness)
  • Home buyers recognize and price in the risk of rising sea levels. (papers.ssrn)
  • Workplace culture is becoming a big topic in MBA classrooms. (nytimes)
  • Brett McKay talks with Adrienne Harrison author of "A Powerful Mind: The Self-Education of George Washington." (artofmanliness)
  • Estrangement is more common than you think. (nytimes)
  • Chef Gives Up a Star, Reflecting Hardship of ‘the Other France’ (nytimes)
  • How YouTube became the world’s best film school. (wired)
  • Devin and Jim talk about the advantages of first-time PE funds. (overcast.fm)
  • The Best Journalism of 2017 (si)
  • I Spent 80 Days Trying to Get Abs and It Ruined My Life (vice)
  • MoviePass is gathering subscribers even if the movie theaters are not pumped about it. (nytimes)
  • Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds (newyorker)
  • Why surgery for back pain should be a last resort. (vox)
  • A sous-vide is not a slow cooker. (arstechnica)
  • Why prolonged sitting is just awful for your body. (npr)
  • Meal kits have a packaging problem. (wired)
  • Dubai’s Opulent Wealth — Supercars And The £100m Private Plate Market (absolutereg.co.uk)
  • Building a new power plant? Put it by a shale field. (wsj)
  • Five science-based ways of increasing happiness. (heleo)
  • The 50 best podcasts of 2017. (theatlantic)
  • Natural-born existentialists: Ethics cannot be based on human nature because, as evolutionary biology tells us, there is no such thing (aeon.co)
  • On the power of kindness. (medium)
  • Some of the cities most at-risk of rising sea levels. (businessinsider)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Jim Higgins and Tom Digan at Sorin Capital about how retail is changing the real estate market. (investorfieldguide)
  • The 10 best podcast episodes of 2017. (vulture)
  • Everyone is trying to balance the challenges to our happiness. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Chris Dixon of Andreessen Horowitz about the future of tech. (investorfieldguide)
  • Don’t underestimate the power of default options. (bloomberg)
  • When Silicon Valley Took Over Journalism (theatlantic)
  • Has Apple Lost Its Design Mojo? (fortune)
  • Why self-compassion beat self-confidence. (nytimes)
  • How cutting back on beef consumption would make for a more sustainable environment. (arstechnica)
  • A lot of antidepressant use is off-label. (qz)
  • Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman talks smarter spending with Dan Ariely co-author of " Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter." (scottbarrykaufman)
  • So-called ‘SuperAgers’ seem to have strong relationships with good friends. (scientificamerican)
  • On the lucrative economics of Las Vegas musical act residencies. (variety)

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